In Aweil, a session on media empowerment begins.
Northern Bahr el Ghazal State’s information ministry, in collaboration with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan’s (UNMISS) Civil Affairs Division, officially began a three-day media empowerment workshop on Tuesday to provide local media practitioners with the required skills and experience.
Around forty individuals from different media sources, civil society organizations, and groups of people living with disabilities are attending the session.
Abraham Wol Kom, the information and communication minister of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, said in a Radio Tamazuj broadcast viewed by NCMP at the MK Hotel in Aweil town that the program aims to equip local journalists with essential skills.
“The training we are giving today (Tuesday) is designed to provide local media practitioners with the responsibilities, skills, and knowledge necessary to function as responsible journalists. “The training also emphasizes journalistic ethics so that students understand what is required of a professional journalist,” Kom said.
Some participants expressed a desire to gain additional knowledge and skills in order to improve their professionalism.
Bak Noon Anei, a local journalist, was enthusiastic about the lesson.
“We must get a lot from the program and the topics of the session,” Anei said. “We are here as learners seeking to acquire new skills.”
“I just want to know what people are doing here since I don’t know everything,” said Josephine Arek Bak, a local journalist for Aram Weer Radio Station.